The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is the result of a large-scale project for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889! At the time, the project was carried out by an engineer specialized in steel structures: Gustave Eiffel and more than 500 workers. Planned to be destroyed after 20 years, the construction site lasted only 2 years and even before the end of its construction, the Tower was already at the heart of the debates. Criticized by the great names of the world of letters and the arts, the Tower was able to impose itself over time and meet with the success it deserved. With such a history, it is without a doubt the monument to visit, the place to see in Paris!
Today the Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris and attracts nearly 18.2 million tourists every year from all over the world. Within the Tower, it is possible to admire the exceptional view of Paris, but also to enjoy the most beautiful restaurants of the capital.
It is possible to eat typical French dishes thanks to the different restaurants present on the Eiffel Tower. Open the doors of Madame Brasserie on the first floor of the Tower, to enjoy contemporary cuisine, worked with local products and honored by the Chef Thierry Marx with a panoramic view of the Seine and the Trocadero. The menu is about 48€ for lunch and 90€ for dinner.
The Michelin-starred restaurant Le Jules Verne has established itself on the second floor of the Tower as a true gastronomic and timeless destination in the Parisian sky. Frédéric Anton, the three-starred chef and “best workman” of France offers a cuisine that promotes the total pleasure of the senses, on par with the monument and the breathtaking view.
For the pleasure of your taste buds. Please allow 190€ for 3 courses and it is strongly advised to reserve a table.
There are also other alternatives on the first and second floors. It is possible to quench your thirst and eat good food thanks to the different buffets present in the Eiffel Tower. They will satisfy all tastes: sweet or salty, hot or cold, and will satisfy the hunger of the whole family.
To extend your visit, you can still admire the Eiffel Tower from the Hotel Le Littré by reserving one of our 3 rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower: Superior Balcony Eiffel Tower room, Executive balcony Eiffel Tower room or the Terrasse Eiffel Tower suite.
The Champs Elysées
The Avenue of Champs Elysees... the most beautiful avenue in the world... is one of the must-see places in Paris.
If we go back in time, the avenue was only a swampy way. But it was during the reign of the French king Louis XIV that it became a royal road. The avenue quickly became an emblematic street of Paris where the luxury industry imposed itself. In 1806, Napoleon I, French emperor, ordered the construction of the Arc de Triomphe in honor of the Grand Army. The arch was inspired by ancient arches and bears the names of battles and generals of the revolution and the first empire. Today, it shelters the tomb of the unknown soldier whose flame is revived every evening. It is possible to admire, day and night, a unique panorama of the Champs Élysées from the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe of Paris.
Today, the highly historical avenue of the Champs Elysées is the symbolic place for shopping and especially for luxury. Whether it is fashion, beauty or sports, there is something for everyone: it is truly the avenue and the neighborhood to see in Paris to experience luxury the Parisian way. A walk on the Champs Elysées allows you to discover the mythical Arc de Triomphe and the fabulous products of the French luxury brands on nearly two kilometers.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in the center of Paris in the 1st arrondissement, it is a reference of places to see in Paris. Nearly 35,000 objects, from prehistoric times to the 21st century, are exhibited in an area of 60,600 m². With more than 8 million visitors each year, it is the most visited museum in the world. We advise you to allow 4 hours for your visit in order to comfortably enjoy the jewels of the world.
The Opera Garnier, or Palais Garnier in Paris, is a national theater of music, choreography and lyrical poetry to see in Paris. If you want to immerse yourself in a masterpiece of 19th century theatrical architecture, we strongly recommend that you take your tickets ranging from 10€ to 35€ per person. Proper attire is suggested, such as a dark suit for men and a dress for women. The Garnier Opera House is sublime to look at.
The Place Vendôme and the Jardin des Tuileries
The Place Vendôme in Paris is a famous square considered the most luxurious in the world. Formerly one of the 5 royal squares of King Louis XIV, Place Vendôme is surrounded by strong architecture with facades classified as historical monuments. Before becoming a central place of the contemporary period for the Jewelry, the Place Vendôme is, with the street of the Peace, the epicenter of the Parisian elegance during half a century, counting many dressmakers or milliners.
At the end of this square is the large Tuileries garden. The park takes its name from the tile factories that stood where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Tuileries palace in 1564, which has now disappeared. The garden is a place of walk and culture for Parisians and tourists, it is a place to see in Paris. The two ponds are good for relaxation and for the lovers of cotton candy, merry-go-rounds and thrills, go to the Tuileries Festival, from June to August.
Place des Vosges
La place des Vosges (Vosges square), former Place Royale until 1792, is a beautiful square in the Marais, part of the 3ᵉ and 4ᵉ arrondissements of Paris. The shops that surround this square, are open on Sundays and participate in the animation of the place while keeping a certain tranquility and a warm atmosphere. The Place des Vosges is the ideal starting point for a walk in the Marais district! Don't forget to visit the magnificent Hôtel de Sully, under the arcades, located at N°7, connecting the square to the rue Saint-Antoine. And don't forget the House of the great writer Victor Hugo, which was his residence before his exile.